Re: Three Threads in a Fountain

Mbradford1@aol.com
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 02:06:31 -0500 (EST)

Bruce wrote:

<< the phenomenon of so-called charter schools.
Not knowing very much about these, I was wondering what the members of
this list might have to say about them. >>

According to Illinois law, a charter school must demonstrate "rigorous
academic standards". I think that counts us out from the get go.

The charters are also under control of the local school district. Can you
imagine a school district actually allocating money for a Sudbury school?
That would be the day!

In addition, the charter schools must have certified public school teachers.
(This was forced in by the teachers unions.) The charter school legislation
is simply one more way of trying to placate people without really changing
anything.

Oh well. It was a nice thought.

- Melissa Bradford, LVS